7 Things to Bring Along on Your Next Road Trip
Who doesn’t love a good road trip? Make your next one the best yet by making sure you bring these things along with you next time you go on a long drive.
1. Food, drinks, snacks, etc.
Especially if you are trying to get somewhere in a hurry, or on a set schedule, having snacks in the car can be very useful so that you can minimize your stops. Make sure to pack a whole variety of items so that you don’t get sick of having just chips.
Whether it be for stopping at a restaurant, to get snacks at a convenience store, or to fill up on gas, you always want to have enough spare cash around for your whole trip. A good way to do this is to see how long your trip is, how good of gas mileage your car gets, and do the math to make sure you have gas the whole way. It never hurts to add a few dollars on top of that.
3. Lots of clothes for the weather you will be in.
This can be especially helpful if you are making stops along the way. If you know you will be driving through an especially hot place, you might want to pack a swimsuit. This applies to really cold places too, where you might want a snow jacket. On top of clothes, it never hurts to have your own set of blankets and pillows in case you ever need them.
4. Good music to listen to the whole way.
Driving for a long amount of time can get pretty boring, even if you are driving with family members or friends. It’s always good to have a few radio stations you love for the way there. Better yet, bring along your favorite CD’s or music playlist on your phone with an auxiliary cord to only have your favorite music the whole way there.
5. A camera to take pictures of everywhere you go.
Sometimes we go places so fast, we don’t take time to remember in between point A and point B. Especially on popular routes, you will find a lot of places to stop and take pictures of attractions and scenery. Capitalize on these opportunities by bringing along a camera (or a smart phone with a great camera!) to take pictures of all of the places you go.
6. Maps to ensure that you never get lost.
These should be both digital and physical maps. While in most cases your phone will be just fine for providing navigation, it never hurts to have a paper map as a backup. That way, if your phone dies, or you lose service, you will have a paper map to come to the rescue.
7. Emergency supplies for any situation.
A first aid kit, car jack, jumper cables, flares, tool kit, etc. can all be extremely helpful in an emergency situation. You don’t ever want to have to end your trip early. On top of these tools, make sure you always have your roadside assistance or towing company’s phone number in your car somewhere- that way if you run into a problem you can’t fix on your own, you won’t be stuck.
Road trips can be a lot of fun. The thrill of seeing new places and crossing hundreds of miles by car can be extremely pleasing. Packing all of these things will make sure that you are ready for anything.
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